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Elvis Presley : Some Call It Folk CD

Elvis' 1970 Country album was a great idea, so it is a shame that with Elvis' interest in contemporary folk music he didn't release a 'Folk' themed album. For the May 1971 session Elvis had even used folk group The Nashville Edition as backing singers and selected some interesting songs to record. Now, with the release of 'Elvis Presley : Some Call It Folk' CD, for the very first time ... finally an Elvis 'Folk' album. Housed in a stunning 3 panel digipack this is a top notch Elvis CD release.

'Elvis Rocks Little Rock' CD

'Elvis Rocks Little Rock' CD is an upgraded re-release of the original BILKO bootleg CD from 1989. The complete December 15,1956 concert as original recorded NOW remastered and speed corrected!

Flaming Star limited edition Blu-ray release in November

Following 'Follow That Dream' on blu-ray (August 12) will be Flaming Star in the second week of November. Again, this will be released on Blu-ray as an exclusive, limited edition of 3000 copies. There will be at least 4 more titles to be released on Blu-ray between August 2014 and August 2015. Also in August Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release for the first time on blu-ray, 'Elvis: That's The Way It Is : Two Disc Special Edition', and also in a deluxe format, 'Viva Las Vegas' 50th Anniversary on August 12 - both as Premium Blu-ray™ Digibooks. 'Elvis: That's The Way It Is' which was re-edited and remixed for its acclaimed release in 2000, will now debut on Blu-ray™ as a Premium Digibook, newly remastered, and with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1.
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'Elvis: That's the Way It Is' to be released on Blu-ray : Trailer

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release for the first time on blu-ray, 'Elvis: That's The Way It Is : Two Disc Special Edition', and also in a deluxe format, 'Viva Las Vegas' 50th Anniversary on August 12 - both as Premium Blu-ray™ Digibooks. 'Elvis: That's The Way It Is which was re-edited and remixed for its acclaimed release in 2000, will now debut on Blu-ray™ as a Premium Digibook, newly remastered, and with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack. These Premium Digibooks include rare behind-the-scene photos. Click here to view the 2014, new movie trailer for 'Elvis: That's the Way It Is'.
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That's The Way It Is 8 CD + 2 DVD Box Set : Listen to I Just Can't Help Believin'

Sony Music will release an 8 CD and 2 DVD box set, That's The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition), on August 5, 2014. The release is the most ambitious Elvis Presley restoration package ever created, bringing together-for the first time ever--the album, the theatrical and home video versions of the film, six full-length concerts (featuring previously unreleased performances), rehearsal highlights and other rare recordings in one astounding and essential package. The result of an historic partnership between Sony Music and Warner Brothers Home Video. Click here to listen to the previously unreleased I Just Can't Help Believin' from the August 12th dinner show.

Final Countdown To Midnight : Pittsburgh 1976 NYE 2CD/DVD/Book

Elvis Presley : 'Final Countdown to Midnight' is the ultimate Pittsburgh 1976 NYE experience package 2CDDVD / 100 page Book. Incorporated with the book is a 2CD set offering for the first time ever, the Complete Show of the Pittsburgh 1976 New Years Eve concert re-mastered from a newly acquired source, now running well over 92 mins that is guaranteed to please the listener as Elvis rings in the new year of 1977, his final countdown. The sound will attest to be near soundboard quality!

Priscilla responds to new song 'Priscilla'

Country singer Miranda Lambert got a shout out from the queen herself, Priscilla Presley, regarding her new song 'Priscilla'. The song pays homage to the pressure of having a famous husband, something Lambert understands with her 'The Voice' star husband, Blake Shelton, who's also a famous country singer himself. Priscilla Presley Instagrammed a photo that Lambert reposted of herself and daughter Lisa Marie Presley listening to the song about life at Graceland. View the video to listen to the song.

Channeling Elvis: How Television Saved the King of Rock 'n' Roll Book

The book, 'Channeling Elvis: How Television Saved the King of Rock 'n' Roll' by Allen J. Wiener will be released in October 2014. Based on more than a decade of research, dozens of fresh interviews, and careful review of hours of television and other footage, this book focuses on Elvis' TV career and the role it played in creating, sustaining, and reviving his unrivaled popularity.
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Preview : Ultimate Elvis : The Complete & Definitive Recording Sessions 3 Book Set

The team behind the Elvis Files books will release 'Ultimate Elvis : The Complete & Definitive Recording Sessions' in August. This massive three-volume, individually numbered, deluxe set (in a beautiful slipcase) not only comprises all the recording session details that are available to date, ... It also includes detailed discographies, reviews of every single, EP and album release, original release dates ... And as you have come to expect from 'The Elvis Files', the icing on the cake is a wealth of stunning photographs - approximately 1500 of them! - many of them previously unseen ... View a 6 page preview.
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60 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Celebration in Memphis

Memphis celebrated the 60th anniversary of rock 'n' roll this past weekend with a variety of rockin’ events across the city known as the Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll. On July 5, 1954, Elvis walked into Memphis Recording Service, now known as Sun Studio, and recorded a fast version of Arthur Crudup's 'That's All Right' with guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black. In honor of this special anniversary, the action packed weekend included a fireworks show, live music concert, new exhibit opening and much more.
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Hardball negotiations over the 'Lisa Marie'

It does seem clear that both EPE and the owners of the 'Lisa Marie' are involved in some heavy hardball negotiations over how much of the ticket receipts EPE pays the planes owners. Clearly the planes owners have released the news, first to the 'Associated Press' and now in the form of a copy of the letter from Jack Soden of EPE in an effort to garner Elvis fan reaction so to help any such negotiations with EPE to go more in their favour, in response to EPE trying a good old fashioned bluff that they are happy to see the planes removed while trying to re-negotiate the price agreement down.
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Summer Festival '74/'75 DVD

With the release of, Summer Festival '74/'75 we have finally on DVD(R) the best images available of Elvis' Summer Festivals from 1974/1975! Good to stunning quality 8mm movies of The King in action. A variety of shows, spectacular outfits, karate demonstrations and nice overviews of the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel makes you feel you are right there in the audience. With sound from audience or soundboard recordings where available. Elvis was in good shape during the shows as presented here. This DVD also gives us more a glimpse of the shows held in August 1975 and in very good quality ...

Priscilla Presley responds to fans complaints about removal of the 'Lisa Marie'

Priscilla Presley has posted this response to fans complaints arising from the 'Associated Press' report of the likely removal of the 'Lisa Marie' from it's current 'Graceland' home : 'I see your posts about the planes. Please calm down, we're in the midst of negotiations. It's as simple as that. Thank you'.
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Graceland tells Lisa Marie to get lost

This rather disturbing 'Associated Press' report really makes us concerned about the direction EPE is taking Elvis' legacy and particularly the 'Graceland' name of late : For 30 years, tourists from around the world have paid money to get a look at two airplanes once owned by Elvis Presley at Graceland in Memphis. Fans enjoy touring the planes for their direct connection to Elvis Presley and his jet-setting lifestyle, a sort of touchstone to the life of the King of Rock and Roll and his family.
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Follow That Dream on limited edition Blu-ray disc : Cover art

It has been a while since the release of the last Elvis movie on Blu-ray, but August brings 3 new releases with at least 5 more titles to be released on Blu-ray between August 2014 and August 2015. 'Follow That Dream' will be released on Blu-ray as an exclusive, limited edition of 3000 copies. This release includes an 8 page booklet that speaks to the film's place in 'cinema literacy' and Joe Esposito will be doing a Feature Commentary with Film Historian, Nick Redman, an exclusive on the disc.
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That’s The Way It Is Legacy-Edition 2 CD Tracklisting

Following is the track listing for the 2 CD Legacy Edition of the That’s The Way It Is which is due early August along with the deluxe 8 CD, 2 DVD box set. This 2 CD version contains the original album, singles, bonus tracks and the previously unreleased August 12th Dinner Show.
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Memphis To Nashville '61 Book incl. CD from FTD

FTD Books have released their new book, 'Memphis To Nashville '61' and our order is on the way to us now. This book gives a comprehensive account of the two Memphis charity shows that Elvis performed at the Ellis Auditorium on a cold day in February 1961.
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The Return To Vegas 1969 Soundboard Concert CD from FTD

FTD has released 'The Return To Vegas' and our order is on the way to us. This is the official release of the soundboard recording that Joan Deary planned as a double album release back in the late seventies. It's the earliest known professional recording from Elvis' 1969 engagement in Las Vegas. The original tape box has 'opening night' written on the back, but that's not the real date. Some experts believe it's from August 3, but we have no information whatsoever to suggest a certain date. However, the arrangements seem to suggest that this show is definitely several days earlier than the shows RCA recorded from August 20 and onwards.
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Elvis In Hollywood : The Bootleg Series CD

Next up in the 'bootleg series' CDs is Elvis In Hollywood containing, complete masters and outtakes, the original 'Girls! Girls! Girls!' mono masters as released in 1962, movie radio trailers and promo's plus as a bonus some instrumental tracks. And a 12 page booklet with photos and recording information.

Las Vegas, December 07, 1976 CD

'Las Vegas, December 07, 1976' is the title of a new release of the only known available soundboard recording from Elvis' last Vegas season. Now newly remastered and for the first time available in the right speed!!! This show was first released on the cd 'Run On' in 1997. Although this is a soundboard recording, the sound quality is not very good. Whilst the sound quality is disappointing for a soundboard, the unusual circumstances of this show make it worthwhile to listen to. And as stated above, now you can hear this show for the first time on cd in remastered sound and in the right speed!

Elvis : '72, Bright Summer Nights : JAT Hardcover Book

JAT Publishing will showcase the year 1972 in 'Elvis '72, Bright Summer Nights', a new photo journal that will captivate all the excitement of Elvis on stage! Included will be a special bonus calendar. This hardback edition from the June '72 tour and August Las Vegas engagement will feature over 100 black and white and color photographs many shown here for the first time. Scheduled for an early July release.
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Elvis on the TTWII-box: remixed from scratch

A few customers of our online shop asked us if the content of the 8 audio CD's in the deluxe box set THAT'S THE WAY IT IS will be identical to previous releases. The answer is: No, and No. Not only does this box set feature two previously unreleased live concerts, but also: all the concerts have been either mixed or remixed and mastered to establish a uniform sound, making this set one of the most ambitious Elvis restoration packages ever created, bringing together the original album, the theatrical AND home video versions of the film, six full-length concerts, rehearsal highlights and an 80 page book! Expected delivery date: August 1st, although we hope we'll have it in stock sooner - now available for pre order:

Elvis, We'll Remember You Book by Ed Bonja

Here's another book of which fans have high expectations. 'Elvis : We'll Remember You' is the 1.2 kilo heavy book by Ed Bonja, who worked as an official tour photographer and tour manager during 1970 – 1977. Ed took some 10,000 photos of Elvis live on stage, and backstage. This new release focuses on the seventies. The live section of the book covers all the concert years (1970 – 1975) when Ed used his camera. There will be quite a lot of material from 1972, which seems, in a way, to be Ed’s 'top year'. The countless b/w and color photos of the book show the clowning, rocking, smiling, moody Elvis – even lying on stage – and most of all: giving his all as an entertainer: singing!
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'Elvis Sings ...' CD Released

Sony Music have released 'Elvis Sings ...' and our order is on the way to us NOW.
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For Mono Fans Only CD in the 'Bootleg' series

Next up in the 'bootleg series' is 'For Mono Fans Only', the first four tracks of this CD are recordings made during Elvis' time off duty whilst in the Army. The 'G.I. Blues' masters are the original mono masters as released in 1960, including 'Tonight's All Right For Love'. Also you can hear almost 40 minutes private home recordings recorded in Waco Texas, May 1958. This recording was edited on the release 'Off Duty with Private Presley', now you can hear the complete unedited recording! As a special bonus we've included 6 radio spots and a movie trailer for the movie 'G.I. Blues'.

New Graceland Hotel Approved

The Memphis-Shelby County Land Use Control Board approved a proposal from Elvis Presley Enterprises to build a 450-room hotel on the same side of Elvis Presley Boulevard as the historic Graceland mansion.

Elvis, We'll Remember You Book by Ed Bonja

The book, 'Elvis : We'll Remember You' by Ed Bonja will be released in July. This hardback release will contain many unseen photos of the King of Rock 'n' Roll and will be limited to 1000 copies. Photos for this publication were taken by Ed Bonja, who worked as Tour Manager and Official Photographer from 1970 to 1977. During that period he took some 10,000 photos of Elvis and various happenings in conjunction with the tours and engagements. Ed's photos were routinely used on all kinds of souvenir materials promoting Elvis' tours, Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe engagements. In addition, most photos used on the single and LP covers from the 70's are from Ed. 'Elvis : We'll Remember You' covers years 1970-1975 including various tours, photos from Las Vegas Hilton Engagements ...
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The Complete Candid & And Home Movies Anthology : Volume 3, The Seventies DVD

Out now is the last volume in the three volumes of the DVD series of Elvis home movies,containing rare & unseen private footage from the 1970s. For the very first time this 3 DVD set focuses on Elvis, The Man, Off Stage through 3 decades. See Elvis through intimates' moments surrounded by family or friends, through events that marked his life. These 3 volumes will help you discover Elvis life via rare & unreleased digitally remastered footage.Volume 3 : The Seventies: The Concert Years, New Challenges, Karate Footage, rare footage such as Elvis walking out of the shop August 1974, and much more. Also including 19 minutes extra bonus footage. Region free, NTSC. Running time: 2 hours 31 minutes.

Love Me Tender 2 CD 7" Classic album from FTD : Released

FTD have released both 'Love Me Tender' 2 CD 7" Classic album and 'Stay Away, Joe' (limited edition vinyl) and our order is on the way to us. This 2-disc 7' set celebrates Elvis' first motion picture Love Me Tender from 1956. Elvis first performed ‘Love Me Tender' on the Ed Sullivan Show (September 9) and pre-sales reached over 1 million before its release on September 28. It features a 16-page booklet with great photos, movie trivia, memorabilia and full recording data. Disc 2 features the legendary live show from the Mississippi Alabama State Fair and Dairy Show held in Tupelo on Sept 26.
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Stay Away, Joe limited edition vinyl from FTD : Released

FTD have released 'Stay Away, Joe' (limited edition vinyl) and our order is on the way to us.
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Bossa Nova Baby : The Ultimate Elvis Party Album : Released

Sony Music have released the 'Bossa Nova Baby : The Ultimate Elvis Party Album' CD. The release brings together some of the King's rocking numbers and remixed recordings on one album to give listeners the 'Ultimate Elvis Party Album'. There is also a European release with 25 tracks, the US release has 15.
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FTD's Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis deleted

FTD's Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis is now deleted. We have a few copies available only.
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That's The Way It Is 8 CD + 2 DVD Box Set coming from Sony this August

Sony Music will release an 8 CD and 2 DVD box set of 'Elvis : That's The Way It Is' material in August. The CDs contain unreleased concerts however the DVDs are the same as the Warner release.
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New Heineken Ad Features Elvis (and Sony CD release ties in)

We now know the inspiration for the upcoming Song CD release, 'Bossa Nova Baby'. A new Heineken television commercial features the (re-mix) song Bossa Nova Baby in what is hoped will bring demand for the CD. In the TV commercial a young man is on a unique journey set to the music of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Elvis Presley's Bossa Nova Baby sets the tone for a glimpse of a single man's journey to find a mysterious woman. The new ad is being broadcast in countries around the world and Elvis fans can watch the complete online version (below) or by visiting Heineken.com.
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'Elvis : Let It Rock!' February 23, 1971 Closing Show CD from Gravelroad Music

Gravelroad Music will release 'Elvis : Let It Rock!' containing the February 23, 1971 Closing Show. This is the fourth deluxe digipack CD and last of Gravelroad's highly sought after series LAS VEGAS JAN/FEB 1971 engagement. Just like the previous three CDs this is a limited pressing. This CD contains the complete closing show of February 23, 1971.

On A Winning Streak! : From 'booth tapes' Vol. 4, 3 CD Set from Straight Arrow

The Straight Arrow label will release the 3CD set 'On A Winning Streak! : From 'booth tapes' Vol. 4', featuring three strong shows as recorded on February 17 (DS + MS) and 18 (DS), 1973 ... which means that all of it was recorded within a day. This release documents what a strain it was on Elvis' creativity and general well-being to be performing under such a tight schedule for a whole month, but it also shows how well he actually coped under the circumstances.

Livin' On The Edge Las Vegas, Feb.23, 1973 Dinner Show 2 CD

The Touchdown label will release 'Livin' On The Edge' a 2 CD set containing the Las Vegas, Feb.23, 1973 Dinner Show in improved sound with a second disc of Rehearsal Recordings in speed corrected, improved sound quality.

Elvis As Recorded Live In Lake Tahoe CD

'Elvis As Recorded Live In Lake Tahoe' is a re-release of the Lake Tahoe Dinner Show (soundboard) from May 26, 1974. First released on '...And The King For Dessert' from 1998. Newly remastered. Now sounding like never before! Including 8 page booklet with photos and recording information.

FREE Destination USA CD

FTD will be issuing a FREE replacement disc 1 for 'Destination USA' as there was a mastering fault on the original pressing. These discs will be sent out - to us - with the new release, 'Love Me Tender'. While we do hope many can order the replacement disc with some other new item(s), WE cannot believe that some fan clubs are not only asking their members to return the faulty disc, and at their cost!!!, they are also asking they pay postage for the replacement disc. Unbelievable!!! HERE IS our replacement procedure.
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New 'Today, Tomorrow & Forever' set is a winner

Sony Music's re-release of the box set Today, Tomorrow & Forever is a winner. Why? While it is 'cut down' it is only slightly so, the new set is about 75% the size of the original but importantly it is other than that the same 'book' type presentation, it looks identical just a touch (25%) smaller. But way cheaper than the original release. We still have a couple of the original sets -- at the same price as the new set -- but if you miss out on one of these you would have no reason to be concerned!!! As for the release itself, it is essential. If you don't have one, order now. Order here.
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